Monday, November 17, 2008

Much randomness

Such is my life right now...full of chaos and randomness. So why would my blog be any different? :)

Last week I got on the registry to be a bone marrow donor. I'm very excited! Several years ago I looked into it, but it was going to cost me close to $100 to get registered. Then last week, an email was sent out at work saying an associate was looking for a donor, so the company would have a drive and pay for everyone's registration fees. Hey, I figure that's the least they can do for laying me off.

For more info on becoming a donor, you can look here

And I also let them pay for my flu shot.

And I'm long overdue thanking these ladies for these awards. I've been out of touch lately and am sorry I haven't done this sooner. Please know they are very much appreciated!

AJ gave me this one



And Mandi gave me this one.



Thanks girls! I've really enjoyed getting to know these two fellow bloggers. Both are very sweet. I enjoy reading about their lives, decorating triumphs and even about Zac Efron (even though I have no idea who he is, but apparently AJ lusts for him). :)

I'm a list person. I love lists and post-its. I use them for everything. Right now I've been working on a list of projects that I want to work on while I'm on hiatus from the corporate world.



There was a shoe sample sale at work today. I wasn't going to go. And I didn't. Until one of my friends came back with a cute pair of boots for me (and a bag of about 10 pairs of shoes for herself). So I decided to go up. Heck, the shoes were only $3 each pair. Never mind my shoe obsession. Never mind that I have about 100+ pairs of shoes. Well, maybe not anymore. A few months back I purged. But shoes are something I can always use. And this was my last sample sale ever (sniff, sniff).

It's not bad having a shoe obsession, is it? Shoes are put to good use, unlike some things that are just put up in a closet, never to be seen again. And, perhaps I can wear the two dressy pair on interviews. We'll see.

The silver ones intrigue me. On, they are very dressy and elegant. Off, they are reminiscent of stripper shoes. Maybe hubs will like those. ;)



Been busy copying over files from my hard drive at work to my thumb drive. Over the years, I've saved lots of pics and links of crafts, family, etc., and I don't want to lose them.

That took a long time. Who'd have thought?

Tomorrow I need to copy over .pdf versions of my samples for future jobs.

If you don't have a thumb drive, go get one. They are priceless. 4.0 gigs for $10. Great for backing up your computer, too.

Now I'm going to retreat to my flannel jammies. The ones with the dachshunds in santa hats. Tres chic.

24 comments:

Gwen said...

Ok, we are once again in the Twilight Zone because just today, I was thinking about you and sample sales. LOL Now I don't even remember why I was thinking about that. Weird...

I'm glad you got some cute shoes. I like the silver stripper ones. ;)

I'm a bad list person. If I ever make one, I either lose it or keep it for years never marking anything off. Bad...

Domestic Diva....NOT said...

I love the shoes :) Good taste!

AJ said...

OK, I am so not a perv! I did have a few moments during the movie where my mind wandered off. That would be where those impure thoughts came into play;) You can't deny that he is quite the hottie in that picture! I bet you googled him didn't you?!?! I bet he'd like those stripper shoes☺☺

Sandy Toes said...

I love lists..just as much! Very cute shoes!

Love the pj's!
-sandy toes

AJ said...

I knew you would;)

Candy said...

Wow! How convenient was that to have your bone marrow donor registration paid for? I actually didn't realize there was such a large fee.

Love the shoes too!

Candy

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Oh girl, this post was great. I loved the randomness.

I'm so a list maker! I used to get teased bc I wrote down EVERYTHING I was going to take on a trip...into specific headings and down to the days which clothes I would wear. Not that I would wear them on that day...but just to know I would pack the clothes. This one friend teased me (lovingly of course) but she was so disorganized. So much so that once when she was crossing the border back into Canada she didn't have her passport. Or any ID. They didn't let her cross and she had to have our boss/her boyfriends dad come to the border to vouch for her so that she could cross. She never teased my lists again!

Sorry for such the long comment!!!

Carrie said...

I love shoes you lucky girl love the boots! I am a list maker too!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I think my mom has those pj pants! Hers are red with the same pattern that you described. She loves them! LOVE the shoes, esp. the gray ones!
I'm so impressed by the bone marrow donating! What a great thing to do!

Sunny said...

Love the shoes! Are the silver ones by Guess? I think I've tried those on before. Oh, and you have to tell me where you got your doxie jammies - I'm the mama of 3 minis and love all things doxie! ;)

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

You are definitely keeping busy and you haven't even had a day off yet! I am a list girl too. I bet you will be super-productive!
Carrie

Ally0005 said...

I'm a list person also, can't live without it. Love the shoes!

Shannon said...

I love lists too. You are going to be one busy lady! Enjoy your break.

I used to work at Dillards Corporate and loved all the sample sales. Cute shoes! I love the red wedges!!

Katie @ makingthishome.com said...

Oooh. A sample sale would be hard to pass up.. especially a last one! I don't blame you for scoping it out. You made some great picks.
Katie

Ashley said...

First Off - I LOVE those red shoes. And I NEED - yes, NEED - them. Second, are your dachshund Christmas pants from Old Navy? B/C I think I have the same pair. So comfy!

Lindsey said...

Congrats on the award! YOu deserve it!

Ashley said...

Bright Red - pointy toed. Love 'em!!! The heel is a perfect height for work dress pants.. flash of red under a black suit. Yum!

Susie Harris said...

You have just touched my heart in a special way. My brother passed away about five years ago and we donated his organs. What a great thing you are doing. It will forever change someones life~

ka1t_lyn said...

Gorgeous shoes! I love thumb drives, I'm very attached to mine :)

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

You got some cute shoes! I have never been to a sample sale of anything before; that may have to change! :) Your blog is so fun to read; you have such a good sense of humor. :)

I hope you have a good night! :)

Our Complete Family said...

Hmm, I'm picturing silver shoes with flannels~ he, he, he!
You got some great deals on the shoes! I'm a big list maker, too. I'd be lost without one each day! Now, if only I can ever get through one of my lists!!!
Happy night to you~ Les

Pleasant Drive said...

I'm so jealous of all of those shoes! And, at $3 a pair? That's awesome!

Liz said...

Whoa! 4 gigs? I'm on it.

Natalie said...

I love the grey ones. So cute! In fact all of them are fabulous!